is the yamaha wr450f too big for riding trails
Posted April 01, 2009 - 09:29 PM
But yes it is heavy side to side in the tight nasty's. It works really well in the tight stuff though if you stear with the rear, ie brake slide corners.
07-09's are the same bike.
Posted April 01, 2009 - 11:11 PM
Posted April 02, 2009 - 07:38 AM
Posted April 02, 2009 - 09:24 AM
Posted April 02, 2009 - 11:06 AM
Yes the 250 is lighter but I cant say I really noticed it that much but saying that I didnt need to pick it up off tthe floor !
look at the weights on the different bikes & your probably be surprised there not alot in it. The best thing to do is get a ride on different bikes if you can because your style of riding will be completly different to others that come from say a "Motocross back ground". After riding a WR450 05 for an afternoon I knew this was the bike for me so I bought a 07 from which I have never looked back.
With regards to Ali vs steel both are great & many may say steel is better but if it was so good why havent Yamaha gone back to a steel frame. From what I have read the Ali frame set up is better for the tight stuff & I found the 07 to be more smooth & easier handle than the 05. But go with your budget because Ali or steel they both have the same engines & both provide 5 stars of fun !!!
Posted April 04, 2009 - 05:43 PM
ive been riding bikes for a while now, used to have a 2 stroke, an kdx175 but it blew up so ive never gone back to them, now always 4 strokes
i ride in the bush mainly, in bush and pine tracks
i want a bike thats got good speed and good handling and thats why the wr450f stood out to me.
if your doing tight trails will this bike over heat??
Posted April 05, 2009 - 07:48 PM
The thing is though, you can make a great frame out of both materials, testament to the Japenese Alum. frames and the European steel ones.
Preferance is the word.
Posted April 05, 2009 - 10:04 PM
regarding the steel vs aluminum frames. i have a 2005 my dad, a 2008. if i could walk into a dealership and take eather of them i would take the 05 hands down. the aluminum frame is only about 2 lbs lighter from what i understand, but you can feel alot more of the chadder bumps. we have the exact same suspention set up 10lbs lighter on my bike and it also does not handle as well as my bike and we both agreed on that fact. in particular, the woops. my 05 will track much harder and wants to stay straighter. both have dampners as well.
Posted April 05, 2009 - 10:08 PM
I have ant legs.
Get rid of those xtra legs and grow a pair...
Seriously if I were to get rid of the stuff I already have and ride I'd replace 'em with a Wr450.
Posted April 06, 2009 - 01:26 PM